09-29-2010, 03:36 PM #1Registered User
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Vegas 'Death Ray' Singes Guests
I shouldn't be surprised or laughing. I had a friend who fried himself and burnt the siding on his house while installing a shiny platform on a trailer.
Las Vegas resorts have long vied to be known as the hottest place in town. But that's not such a great distinction for Vdara, a 10-month-old Strip hotel-condo where a "death ray" of strong Nevada sunlight reflects off the concave, all-glass facade and onto sections of the pool deck throughout the day.
Chicago attorney Bill Pintas felt its power firsthand after returning to his lounge chair after a swim last week. "It felt like I had a chemical burn. I couldn't imagine why my head was burning," said Pintas, who owns a condo in the 57-story building. "Within 30 seconds, the back of my legs and back were burning. My first thought was, 'Jesus, they destroyed the ozone layer!'"
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09-29-2010, 04:10 PM #2What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you....
Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
09-29-2010, 04:30 PM #3
Okay, I didn't really get how this could happen. Here is the picture from the article explaining it:
I really think there needs to be a warning posted at this pool. I would be extremely upset if I, or one of my kids, were burned by it. It is hot enough to melt plastic!I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it left.
09-30-2010, 01:29 PM #4
ok, sorry, but this story tickled my funny bone. First - the headline of the story!, then the fact that people don't have enough sense to stay out of the sun at the hottest part of the day. Where I live lots of things melt and warp if left out in the sun in the summer. And don't even get me started about running across a black asphalt parking lot in bare feet!!! jmo.
This was NOT in response to your post, Tuffy!!
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